Thursday, January 29, 2015

Lightroom - Class Review #2


Lightroom - Class Review #2

1. Importing and exporting catalogues.

You can find details here on this blog at

2. Control + J (PC) and Command + J (Mac)

The Library View Options, Grid View This panel lets you customize the metadata information displayed on the Library Thumbnails.

The Loupe View panel lets you customize metadata in the Library's Loupe view or on the Develop Modules display... Press the "I" (eye key) to cycle through the data being displayed. The image farther down the page is displaying Loupe View metadata.

3. The Develop Module.

For a synopsis of what each panel does in Lightroom check out the following web page. Click the Tab: Develop --Global Adjustments

You'll find keyboard shortcuts, and a brief description of what each panel does and links to the pages below and more...

This is a case study of the enhancing steps I took in Lightroom for the image "Rocky Creek."

The Histogram:

Photo Analyses:

White Balance

Basic Panel

and the

Tone Curves

By the way, as you work on an image, you can compare the image you are working on to the way the image originally looked by pressing the backslash key "\" (It's under the Delete key Mac, Backspace Key (PC)) Before and After
Under the Develop Module window in the Tool Bar (T Key) is a comparison tool that lets you see Before, and After images.

If you have any questions, send me an e-mail or bring them to class.

4. Making a "Watched Folder"

A "Watched Folder" is a handy method for quickly importing files into Lightroom and have presets, keywords and settings applied to the images!

You can find instructions at the following web page "Click the Import Tab"

Next Class... Bring some of your images, we'll work on them in class.


Friday, January 16, 2015

Lightroom --Week 1 Review


Lightroom -- Week 1 Review

Welcome to Clark Colleges Lightroom Class

If you do not have Adobe's Lightroom installed (or you own a purchased version) you can take advantage of Adobe's Creative Cloud Photography deal.

There are no previous product ownership requirements. You get Lightroom & Photoshop with additional free supplements. For example you can now edit your Lightroom photographs on an iPad or Android Tablet using a free app.

If you are still not certain that you want to commit to Lightroom & Photoshop, at the above web page link, at the bottom of the page, you may download a 30 day trial version of Lightroom and Photoshop.

Also note, that if you wish, you can purchase the software at full price and use it "forever."

Links to subjects covered in class

The Class Lightroom Primer website portal page is located at

In class we discussed "Calibrating you Monitor" At the least, you need to set the contrast and brightness of your monitor.

Details on how to do monitor calibration, can be found at this link

Please read and watch the videos found on the "Things to do First" Tab

On that page is a link on how to set up your IPTC Metadata and how to apply the data to existing files in your Library/Catalogue

We went through the steps To Import Your Photographs into Lightroom using the "Import" module

I have just updated information in the "Import..." tab on the Input Module page of the website (makes much more sense now... )


This Monday there is no class as it is Martin Luther King day, January 19. As a result the next class will not be until the following Monday on January 26. See You Then... If you have any questions, send an e-mail.

I'll send YOU another e-mail next week with a reminder of what you should bring to class... and maybe more "news." I'll also tell you what will be covered in the next class.